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Accident Happen When You Least Expect It

Some of the most life-altering injuries we see stem from the negligence of property owners and managers. When someone slips or trips on a defective condition, it usually happens with little warning, resulting in falls where people are not prepared to protect themselves. These falls often result in broken bones, head injuries, torn ligaments, and spinal cord injuries.

portland-personal-injury-lawyer-premises-liability-97213-hollywood-districtDepending on why you are on the property and whether the property is commercial, owners in Oregon have various duties to maintain and warn of potential hazards on the property. Additionally, owners of property are responsible for maintaining adjacent sidewalks even though they don’t own them. If you trip and are injured on a big crack on a sidewalk then the property owner may be responsible for your injuries. This is a common problem in Portland, where trees planted before comprehensive zoning ordinances controlled what is planted, have root systems wreaking havoc on the sidewalks. Many property owners may not be aware that they are potentially liable for injuries that result from these conditions.

Landlords and property managers are also liable for maintaining the common areas of their rentals. Tenants and guests of tenants are protected by common law negligence law as well the Oregon Residential Landlord Tenant Act. Here is the text of the Oregon Residential Landlord Tenant Act.

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Importance of Preserving the Evidence 

One of the most pressing issues in Oregon landlord tenant cases is preserving evidence and determining who is at fault. It’s not always the property owner who is at fault for a defective condition, so it’s imperative your attorney conduct a prompt investigation regarding the circumstances surrounding the fall and who might have caused the condition leading to the fall. After somebody gets hurt in a possibly unsafe space, the owner or overseer of that space will have a big incentive to fix it or alter it, so speed is even more important than usual in premises liability cases.

Dawson Law Group represents victims of the following types of premises liability cases:

  • Inadequate security
  • Poor or faulty lighting
  • Uneven or broken steps
  • Cracked or uneven flooring
  • Icy pavement or wet floors
  • A loose tile or carpet
  • Clutter aisles or walkways
  • Malfunctioning elevator
  • Failure to warn visitors of dangerous conditions
  • Fires
  • Explosions
  • Building collapse

If you have been hurt in somebody’s else’s space that was possibly unsafe, call us for a free phone consultation. The sooner we begin the evidence collection process, the more complete of a case you will have.

Call Dawson Law Group, your Portland personal injury lawyers today at 503-919-1315, or visit our Contact Us page. For answers to frequently asked questions about Portland slip and fall cases, please visit our Premises Liability FAQ page.